Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Alberobello - ITALY - UNESCO #787
As I've said last monday, my mother went on a cruise... this postcard was sent from Bari, Italy on her first stop - ironically it arrived after the greek cards (guess the greek postal service in not one of the reasons of their crisis) and I'm still waiting for the Venice card she mailed before entering the ship... About the card, apparently it's a wonderful place and a UNESCO site (14 down, 948 to go) but I have to admit I've never heard of such place, until today... thanks mom! This postcard took 16 days to arrive!
The trulli , limestone dwellings found in the southern region of Puglia, are remarkable examples of drywall (mortarless) construction, a prehistoric building technique still in use in this region. The trulli are made of roughly worked limestone boulders collected from neighbouring fields. Characteristically, they feature pyramidal, domed or conical roofs built up of corbelled limestone slabs.